Our waterways are struggling under the burden of an industry that spews billions of pounds of toxic waste. One river in Iowa that means so much to me is now listed as one of the most endangered in the entire country.
Our oceans and food supply are at risk due to recently introduced legislation that would open federally-controlled waters to
large-scale open ocean aquaculture, or factory fish farms. Here’s how you can help.
Local elections are important, and we want you to have the information you need to cast your vote with confidence for the leaders who can steer us back to climate security. See our choices for California climate champions!
Donald Trump’s re-election hopes rest heavily on winning the state of Pennsylvania, which is why he is spending so much time talking about fracking. His campaign falsely claims Joe Biden supports a ban on drilling, and pro-Trump Super PACs are blanketing the airwaves claiming that a Biden drilling ban would cost hundreds of thousands of […]
Iowa needs factory farm fighters to protect the people. Here are our picks.
Food & Water Action stands behind these candidates for Hillsborough County Commission who will fight for a 100% renewable energy future.
Not even fossil fuel money and ads could stop these anti-fracking powerhouses from winning their races. That is a great sign for Pennsylvania’s future.
In the absence of true leadership from above, these municipalities are making moves to protect residents from dangerous fossil fuels.
Black lives matter. We stand with the Black Lives Matter Movement and against racism and violence.
A fossil fuel giant sought to build a massive gas pipeline across New Jersey and New York, which would have harmed fragile marine environments in the water between the states. A strong people-powered movement stood in their way — and won the battle. In 2016, the Oklahoma-based fossil fuel company Williams/Transco announced a plan to […]
Joe Biden says he would take steps to regulate fracking emissions, but we know he can and must do better. What we really need is for him to pledge to ban fracking everywhere. URGE CONGRESS! Tell members of Congress you want a ban on fracking. Fight like you live here!
In times of crisis, we look to our leaders to take bold actions to protect us. Food & Water Action has built the organizing power and our members are using it to push those leaders and protect people. When the coronavirus started sweeping the world, we understood that one of the crucial underpinnings of our […]
This year, Virginia’s legislative session was the most climate-oriented it’s ever been. But that doesn’t mean it was all good climate action. Here’s how it shook out. In this year’s Virginia legislative session, the environment was a central focus. While the energy industry had more of a hand than they should in shaping new climate […]
Joe Biden surprised everyone by implying he supports a ban on fracking. While his campaign quickly walked it back, a ban is a necessary step in the fight to stop climate chaos. At the March 15 presidential debate, former vice president Joe Biden appeared to endorse a ban on fracking, which would have marked a […]
As climate change becomes a top electoral issue, Food & Water Action reveals its top candidate choices to win in California. As California prepares to vote by March 3rd, Food & Water Action is proud to endorse and support worthy candidates. These candidates share our vision for a clean energy future, and will represent the […]
Michael Bloomberg is betting that he can buy the Democratic nomination. With a voting base that’s increasingly savvy about climate catastrophe and fracking, it may not be that easy.
Virginia is primed for meaningful climate action, and the Virginia Clean Economy Act on its face may seem like a step in the right direction. But under closer scrutiny, the bill exposes itself as a handout to industry, a shoddy and possibly irreparable foundation for good climate policy, and a taxpayer drain. Virginia Governor Ralph […]
A shocking Rolling Stone investigation uncovered the radioactive dangers of fracking waste. Now a new bill aims to close the dangerous oil and gas loophole.
Conventional wisdom says anti-fracking Democrats will lose swing states. But facts say otherwise. When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a statewide ban on fracking in 2014, only one US senator – Bernie Sanders – supported a ban. Things have changed dramatically since then. Maryland and Washington state have banned fracking, and many more senators […]
Thousands want the next president to support national factory farm ban and Farm System Reform Act Moments ago, Iowans wrapped up a day of lobbying in Des Moines by presenting a national petition to top presidential candidates signed by over 7500 people across the country demanding a factory farm moratorium and support for Sen. Cory […]
Passing the WATER Act Is Now More Important Than Ever Washington D.C. – Politico reports that in the face of Senate Republican opposition, House Democrats have dropped their bid to include two vital pieces of per- and polyfluorinated compounds (PFASs) regulation in the annual must-pass National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This comes on the same […]
With FWA-endorsed environmental champions in office and a slew of upcoming environmental legislation, Virginia seems poised for green success This month’s electoral results in Virginia mark a win for the movement to address climate change. In a state where corporate utilities like Dominion have long dominated politics, to the detriment of public health and safety, […]
The solutions to forever chemical debacle already exist – Congress just needs to pass them Moments ago, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform kicked off the fourth congressional hearing on PFAS forever chemicals (live stream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdQsXawpNA0). Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo will join advocates and experts before the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s […]
After banning privatization, Baltimore once again leads in water justice Today, the Baltimore City Council voted unanimously to pass the Water Accountability and Equity Act (WAEA). Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young introduced the bill last December when he was city council president and plans to sign the bill into law. The historic legislation is a sweeping […]
After banning privatization, Baltimore once again leads in water justice Today, the Baltimore City Council voted unanimously to pass the Water Accountability and Equity Act, a sweeping overhaul of the city’s outdated water billing system. It sets up a percentage-of-income affordability program for low-income households, a customer advocate’s office with a mission of promoting fairness […]
People-Powered Campaign Shows a Movement is Rising to Protect Allegheny County from Fracking SEWICKLEY, PA – On Tuesday, three community leaders running on a platform of protecting their community of Franklin Park Borough from fracking won seats on the borough council. Democrats Susan Striz, Brian Malkin, and Dr. Jiang Li each won their races, while […]
A newly blue Virginia proves voters value clean energy, air, and water Last night’s election results in Virginia are particularly promising for environmental efforts. With a leadership change in both the House of Delegates and State Senate, advocates are hopeful the new General Assembly will finally move to transition off of the state’s dirty fossil […]
BALTIMORE WATER UPDATE: no water bill press conference on Monday, interview availability instead. On Monday, October 28 the Baltimore City Council will hold a second reading and vote on the Water Accountability and Equity Act. Advocates will be available for interviews upon request before and after the vote. We are urging the Council to stand […]
Baltimore, MD – Today, the Office of Mayor Jack Young announced that Baltimore Department of Public Works Director Rudy Chow will be retiring on February 1, 2020. Three weeks ago, Dir. Chow introduced 14 pages of amendments to the Water Accountability and Equity Act that would delete the entire water affordability program, protections for renting […]
Documents reveal water line repair program helped only 8 low-income water customers Documents obtained by the Maryland Legal Aid reveal that the Baltimore Department of Public Works (DPW) has utilized only 2 percent of the special assistance fund set up to help low-income residents repair water infrastructure that homeowners are responsible for maintaining. The documents […]
By Jackie Filson Three years of grassroots work later, a cutting-edge piece of water justice legislation in Baltimore has finally advanced. The History of Baltimore Water Justice In 2016, community members outraged by widespread issues with unaffordable and incorrect water bills formed the Baltimore Right to Water Coalition. Since then, the group has worked tirelessly […]
Michiganders are using their collective power (and phones) to demand action By Rebecca Wolf Agricultural run-off causes 80% of algal blooms in Lake Erie, much of which is from synthetic fertilizer and manure spreading by large agribusiness companies on frozen ground. As algal bloom season takes hold again, we’re working to stop Big Ag from […]
Suez and a Wall Street firm teamed up to win a huge contract in Edison. What stood in their way? The people of Edison.
By Jackie Filson Is the upheaval against forever chemicals in our water finally coming to a crux? Over a series of hearings this summer, Congress’s respect for the human right to water was put directly on display. America has been ignoring a severe chemical contamination crisis in our water for years, and now Congress is […]
Testimony of Michael Hickey Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment “The Administration’s Priorities and Policy Initiatives under the Clean Water Act” September 18, 2019 “Good morning. Thank you, Chairwoman Napolitano, Ranking Member Westerman, and members of the subcommittee for the invitation to speak today and tell my story. […]
Climate change and the insidious influence of the industries that contribute to it are one of the most pressing issues of this presidential election. We developed a survey for the candidates that asks about the top environmental issues our organization and members fight to solve. So far we’ve received answers from only TWO candidates (thank […]
By Jackie Filson The finalization of the Trump administration’s new plan to privatize hog-slaughter inspection is a huge loss for food safety and a kowtow to the pork industry. Before this, hog slaughter plants had two major requirements for mass-hog slaughter: Federal workers must inspect each hog carcass for public health risks like lesions, infected […]
A LETTER FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Every person has a duty to protect those we love from a future of climate chaos driven by greedy corporations. It’s time for every single one of us to join the fight; it’s time to fight like we live here. Read about our bold new strategy to succeed.
Catastrophic climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, creating enormous risks to people and threatening our food and water. To stop it, we need to think big and not be limited in vision. Science shows that the best – and only – way to battle climate chaos is to make massive and […]
It almost seems like every day brings a new ‘climate plan’ from one of the Democratic presidential contenders, and telling them apart can start to feel tricky. While each of the candidates agrees that tackling climate catastrophe is vital, they differ on what that agenda should look like — who should fund it, what sectors […]
As people everywhere are waking up to the truth about fossil fuels, a fracking invasion looms and your help is needed to stop it.
The plastics industry sees fracking as a huge opportunity for their profit margins. But plastic has already entered our food and water supply and our bodies—one more reason we need to move off fossil fuels before the problem gets even worse. By Darcey Rakestraw Care about plastic pollution? Then it’s time to work to start moving […]
A team of Duke University researchers are delivering a truth that’s hard to swallow and that some of us predicted — fracking is resulting in the disappearance of usable water. Will the people listen and do something in time? For years, the American people have been assured by energy companies that fracking is harmless and […]
Presidential candidates have long visited Iowa to pay lip service to rural communities, donning cowboy boots on farm visits and eating deep-fried butter at the state fair. However, a true commitment to American farmers must include breaking up the food monopolies that lower the prices farmers get for their crops while raising the cost of […]
A Green New Deal has been on the lips and agenda of anybody with credibility on climate change these days. There’s one crucial piece of the plan we need your help to put in place: an explicit halt to new fossil fuel infrastructure, including fracking. At Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action, […]
How much does it cost to get access to craft and re-craft legislation that hurts consumers and rakes in profit as the country’s fifth largest utility? Here’s how much Dominion Energy has paid these five legislators.
The 2018 election was the start of a new green wave of climate champions about to enter Congress. Climate will be a bigger political issue in 2019 than ever before.
Food & Water Action is calling on DeSantis to renounce any donations from the energy industry.
Is Self-Proclaimed Environmental Advocate Ron DeSantis Still Financially Beholden to Big Energy?
Today was National Voter Registration Day. Join the people’s movement to ensure our elected officials represent a future we believe in.
Banning fracking has become an issue that people of all political identities are behind.
An energized electorate across New York swept progressive Democrats to victory in State Senate races, including all seven of the candidates we endorsed.
Kavanaugh is an unapologetic right-wing ideologue, and his confirmation would threaten what everyday Americans expect from a fair and just government.
You should vote “no” on all of the 6 proposed constitutional amendments in North Carolina.
Food & Water Action PAC has endorsed progressive candidates in Pennsylvania who will stand up to corporate interests and protect our essential resources.
All seven of Florida’s potential next governors — Democrats and Republicans alike — have gone on the record to support a ban on fracking.
Mary has a strong progressive voice that she also uses to campaign for better education, immigration, economic, and healthcare policy.
Congressman DeSantis is the last of the seven major gubernatorial candidates to now be on the public record as being against fracking in Florida.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will soon join a growing cadre of climate justice warriors in Congress working to protect our planet and all people living on it.
Suing the Trump EPA is a David and Goliath kind of battle, but we aren’t intimidated and we won’t stop until we get to the truth.
Food & Water Action is proud to be supporting Mary Washington for the Maryland legislature; here are 10 reasons why she’s the progressive champion we need.
It took some wrangling, but all Democratic candidates for Florida Governor are now on record supporting a ban on fracking.
We will be mobilizing to turn out votes for these candidates so that they can bring their strong environmental ideas to Congress in 2019.
In North Carolina, if the toxic factory farm next door makes you sick or affects your livelihood, you no longer have any recourse.
Jim and Tanzie know what’s necessary to put a check on Donald Trump’s environmentally devastating policies. Help send them to Congress from New Jersey.
To protect our communities from fracking, and move to 100% renewable energy, we need real champions in Harrisburg. These women are up to the task.
Maryland leaders should be pushing for aggressive and justice-based policies that move our state off fossil fuels and onto 100% clean renewable energy.
Residents from communities surrounding the Aliso Canyon Facility call on the California gubernatorial candidates to support shutting it down.
Tara Zrinkski won election to the Northampton County Council with a campaign centered around sustainability and stopping the PennEast pipeline.
Statement from Food & Water Action Executive Director Wenonah Hauter on the record-number of climate champions running for U.S. Congress in 2018.
Four candidates in Pennsylvania were elected as township supervisors. They may be able to stop a dangerous pipeline project.
Power and progress: here’s how we’re going to (literally) change the world together. From Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Action. We have a bold vision to transition our country to 100% renewable energy by 2035 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. And we’ve partnered with some other bold, visionary people […]
This is a giveaway to the handful of billionaires that are reshaping our society and sending our nation back into an era of feudalism.
Electing progressive governors in battleground states in 2018 can start us down the path towards a clean energy revolution.
In this world of digital communication, knocking on doors can seem old-fashioned, but talking to your neighbors gets results.
The 350-mile Mariner East 2 pipeline would carry dangerous, highly explosive gas liquids across Pennsylvania, but you can stop it.
We can beat Sunoco by winning local elections in two key communities along the route of the Mariner East 2.
When the government allows corporate polluters to threaten our food, water and the planet, sometimes the best response is litigation.
Over 100 elected officials have signed the OFF pledge, committing to opposing new fossil fuel projects and transition to 100% renewable energy by 2035.
Volunteers are organizing events, meeting with elected officials, and recruiting others to help get America off fossil fuels.
We need to transition to 100 percent renewable energy to ensure we have a healthy planet, and we need our elected officials to get on board – now.
It’s up to us to demand better from our leaders. That’s why we’re working to get America Off Fossil Fuels by building political power at the local level.